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October 25th, 2010
FORT WAYNE — Guess who’s back at the state finals.
If you thought Columbia City girls’ cross country just happened to find its way to the state final in 2009 then they didn’t have a hard time remembering the way back Saturday.
FORT WAYNE — A large pack of boys’ runners at Saturday’s New Haven cross country semistate had one ’Cat emerge among the leaders.
Senior Brian Menzie fought off injury, bad luck and more throughout his career at Whitko to beat 152 other runners at Fort Wayne’s The Plex. Menzie’s eighth-place finish at the semistate level made him only the second Whitko boy to reach next Saturday’s state finals.
AKRON — The Columbia City Lady Eagles traveled back to Tippecanoe Valley Saturday in an attempt to take home a sectional title.
After a quick 3-0 semifinal game against West Noble, the Lady Eagles prepared to face NorthWood in the finals for the second year in a row.
“They wanted it bad after last year,” Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
Last year Columbia City fell to NorthWood and came up with the same results this time around, losing 3-0.
CHURUBUSCO — It’s funny how sports presents second chances.
A new season and new brackets drawn up for the 2010 sectional round, Churubusco (9-1) had the same team welcoming them into the playoffs.
Last season, Adams Central (7-3) was moving on to the semifinal round after scoring 20 unanswered points against the Eagles.
BREMEN — Heroes are made in the postseason, and Bremen’s Braxton Miller became one in Friday night’s Sectional 26 opener.
After a Whitko field goal to start overtime, Miller’s three-yard touchdown gave Bremen a 20-14 victory to put the Lions in the second round against Fairfield, a 45-0 winner over Woodlan.
“It’s just too much, and the crowd just went wild,” Miller said of his game-winning score. “It’s just overwhelming. It’s awesome.”
COLUMBIA CITY — There were no surprises Friday night for the Eagles as they took on a winless DeKalb team, picking up a 41-21 win earning a trip to the second round of the sectional tournament.
The Barons came into Friday night’s game averaging just seven points a game and only 63 points on the season.
Though DeKalb tripled their average, it wasn’t enough to defeat the Eagles.
Columbia City jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
AKRON — Columbia City and Whitko, volleyball teams that are just miles apart, took the road for Tippecanoe Valley Thursday night for a four-game battle.
The Lady Wildcats showed their determination after suffering two previous losses to Columbia City, but faced a 3-1 defeat.
“We knew they would be out to get us”, Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
The beginning of game one was a close battle, with the score tied 7-7.
GARRETT — Coming into the 2010 volleyball season, Churubusco knew what they had to deal with.
Losing five seniors, two of which were all-conference selections, the Lady Eagles were in the midst of a rebuilding period within the program.
New head coach Trinda Goings added to the changes happening at ’Busco. After some time away from coaching, Goings returned with a young team and a work in progress.
Whitley County's three teams all head into the postseason with a conference title and an 8-1 record. Columbia City hosts a winless DeKalb team. ’Busco gets a rematch of their first round loss to Adams Central at home. Whitko hits the road to Bremen.
DeKalb at No. 8 Columbia City
The high school soccer season might be over the Columbia City teams but the honors are still rolling in.
Both Eagles squads were led throughout the season by their seniors and that was recognized in the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selections.
Monday, Columbia City had six seniors and eight players between its girls’ and boys’ squads make the list of the NHC’s best.
The selected players are voted upon by the eight coaches in the NHC.